Gimme Shelter

Ni hao comrades,

I thought now might be a good time to reopen the site. YTMND's anniversary is coming up this week. Also, the world is being plunged into chaos, millions of people are stuck inside with nothing to do other than dick around on the internet, and the last few weeks have provided me with ample time to narrow my focus. So welcome back.

The first thing I'd like to do is thank the patreons without whom likely would never have happened. While patreon donations aren't paying for my labor or the site's hardware in any meaningful way, they are paying for the hosting, and more importantly, it showed me that there are a diverse group of people out there who care about preserving the site enough to throw some money at it. They're the reason you won't see ads on the site.

I'll try to briefly go over what has happened since the site went down last year. If you've been following this you can skip over the next few paragraphs.

I purchased a bunch of new hardware last year and migrated all of YTMND's physical server infrastructure (some as old as 2006) to virtual machines to keep subdomains up in the meantime. Since then I've rebuilt all of the site's infrastructure to be using the new hardware and modern software. It required a lot more work than I expected mainly because the site and servers have remained mostly untouched since the last major update in 2011 (outside of a small bit of work done in 2014).

The site loader/player has been completely rewritten to work in modern browsers without any need for flash to synchronize or play audio. This has the added benefit of allowing us to play more types of audio with better compression, and making all YTMNDs work on mobile browsers. The downside of this is that it makes autoplaying very difficult, but more on that later.

A lot of other little things as well that I won't bore you with. I wanted to go over some stuff I have planned in the near and far future as well.


Patreon Stuff

There are a few things I want to do for Patreons. I need to look into integration so you can link your patreon account to your YTMND account. This would allow me to pass out custom username colors for patreons and have a nice page that lists all of the past and current patreons to give them a thanks. I would also like to have an automated system so for each dollar patreons give, they'd get the same amount of credit for site sponsorship as they see fit.


Security Stuff

Now that we have our own private router/firewall and switch, and the site and servers are significantly more secure. I've also managed to get everything on HTTPS, so until the government makes it illegal, you can view YTMNDs without getting snooped on. Password hashing is being upgraded to modern recommendations as well. I want to work towards creating GDPR tool so people can see/delete/download all of the data we have on them (it isn't much).


YTMND autoplay

Now that YTMND plays audio with HTML5 instead of Flash, autoplay is fairly limited, meaning for the time being we have a play button on each YTMND. There are a few hacky workarounds for this, and I need to do some more research but hopefully I can get something in that won't be too clunky.


There are a number of other features big and small that I would like to get in, but depending on the interest level of the community, we'll see what floats.



Feel free to join the YTMND patreon and the YTMND discord if you'd like to participate further!

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March 29th, 2020
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Also, thanks for all the help along the way.
March 31st, 2020
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"Thanks for keeping my bank account crammed full of money ( :"
April 1st, 2020
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I guess I died from Coors Light and ended up in heaven, I found ytmnd back in '09 but never thought of making an account until after captcha shut down, now I have a 2nd chance
thx for everything max, u da reel G.
April 4th, 2020
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ha ha ha.

Literally no one at YTMND is old enough to worry about CoorsLightVirus.

And since there are no girls here, no pregnancy concerns either.
April 21st, 2020
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where is money hat? ;D
March 29th, 2020
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Well Done.
March 29th, 2020
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Clay is a racist.
March 30th, 2020
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Glad to help max and thank you for not taking a fuqitall and just leaving.
March 30th, 2020
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SSL doesn't prevent the government snooping your DNS lookups to determine which sites you view. Not that I'm advocating DoH, which is even more evil than the problem it's solving.
March 30th, 2020
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First!
March 31st, 2020
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Glad we are back
March 31st, 2020
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Sup bitches
April 1st, 2020
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5
March 31st, 2020
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Thank you so much for bringing the site back. :)
March 31st, 2020
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Finally Thank you so much for Bringing this site back max :)
March 31st, 2020
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YTMND is back

Bless up
March 31st, 2020
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We back boys
March 31st, 2020
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thank you for coming back. ;-;
March 31st, 2020
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Phenomenal website.
March 31st, 2020
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I thought the internet couldn't get funnier but it's about to!! XDDDDD
March 31st, 2020
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Can't wait to make some Moon Man sites, thanks for re-opening the site ( :
March 31st, 2020
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"Great to be back, America!" -Greased Up Deaf Guy
March 31st, 2020
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awwwww yiss
March 31st, 2020
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awesome max, maybe the site will have a 2nd wind
March 31st, 2020
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uh oh stinky
March 31st, 2020
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Beep beep
March 31st, 2020
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The site is been down so long, I'm now older than Umfuld.
April 4th, 2020
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no, he got older too.
March 31st, 2020
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Internet was better back in those old days.

Make Internet Great Again, guys
April 1st, 2020
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Oh, my dear, dear old friends.

I love you all and wish you well. Fuck, is it a pick-me-up to see even this page. Poland.
April 1st, 2020
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yay SSL!
boo government backdoors!
April 1st, 2020
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I love you Max, I am ugly crying right now because it is back. How can I help support this?
April 1st, 2020
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How you can support is likely sponsor and make sites. If you care about the site that much you likely at heart enjoy making sites too where more people making sites really boosts the community.
April 1st, 2020
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Join the Patreon!
April 1st, 2020
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I thought (at least in regards to what I could afford) the $5 dollar patreon tier is a donation if a bunch of us made even once aside from the regular patrons, it'd probably make a lot of difference for an amount most of us could spare.

No higher though because of course this sit will redirect to goatee on the 2nd.
April 1st, 2020
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Best news I've received in quite a long time -- thank you, Mark Goldfarb! *dies immediately from virus*
April 1st, 2020
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Wonderful.
April 1st, 2020
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let's fucking go
April 1st, 2020
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Funny April Fool's prank
April 1st, 2020
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Hell yeah!
April 1st, 2020
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Can we go back to 2005 please? It wasn't a simpler time but I was simpler.
April 1st, 2020
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What is love? This is. Love you folks!
April 1st, 2020
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dongs
April 1st, 2020
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:D :D :D :D
April 1st, 2020
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oh lit we back
April 1st, 2020
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Party like its 05/06
April 1st, 2020
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FINALLY!!!
April 1st, 2020
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this site will be killed™
April 2nd, 2020
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thanks max
April 2nd, 2020
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Awesome
April 2nd, 2020
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Max, you beautiful beautiful soul, thank you for bringing our favorite pastime of old back.
April 2nd, 2020
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I can finally stop listening to Cinderella's 1988 smash hit "Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)" and crying myself to sleep every night now.
April 2nd, 2020
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April 2nd, 2020
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Real sorry to hear about those bastards at google who shafted you out of ad money. Google is now a total shitlib company filled with rainbow haired SJW maggots that will rip anyone a new asshole for not psychotically hating politically incorrect jokes. People like that are why I left the left in my late 20s.

Thanks for bringing this site back!
April 2nd, 2020
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Also, thanks for alerting us about the LATEST acts of treason from the two walking piles of human feces named Senators "Lindsey Graham" (R-SC) and "Richard Blumenthal" (D-CT).

Lindsey Graham is one of the worst republicans ever. Complete worthless warmonger and authoritarian. Total crook who takes money from probably the worst companies in America. His only redeeming feature I am aware of is that he stood against Nancy Mussolini and Adam Schitt of Commiefornia. Seriously, I wonder if America would be better off if he died from an aneurysm right now.

And Dick Blummenthal of Commieticut literally has no redeeming features, except for probably being less bloodthirsty towards helpless foreigners than the republican with a girls name from South Carolina.
April 4th, 2020
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wow, that's crazy!
April 4th, 2020
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I agree.

But just to be helpful and prove that I am not pulling shit out of my ass, here is the link that MAX posted:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/congress-must-stop-graha
m-blumenthal-anti-security-bill
April 2nd, 2020
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Have any of you asked yourselves lately, "But what can I do for Hormel?" Did you know that many of our canned meat products are available for delivery? Log into your Grubhub, UberEats or other food delivery app and tell them Hormel sent ya!
April 3rd, 2020
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I'm....home...
April 3rd, 2020
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This commenting system looks familiar
April 3rd, 2020
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Fuck yeah Max. God bless man
April 4th, 2020
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ok
April 5th, 2020
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Thanks Max
April 5th, 2020
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Honestly Max, never let this site die if you can. This resurgence proves how this particular format wins over things like YouTube.
April 5th, 2020
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In what way is this winning over Youtube?

I greatly respect Max and YTMND, but how is this winning over Youtube?
April 5th, 2020
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Yeah daily views are crashing hard since reopening.
April 5th, 2020
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69th. Nice.
April 6th, 2020
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awh rad let’s fuckin go, boys! ヽ(;▽;)ノ
April 7th, 2020
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if the law becomes illegal we can get into more lucrative markets
April 7th, 2020
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It feels good to be back! Thanks Max!!!
April 7th, 2020
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yer tha men now dawg
April 7th, 2020
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If only half of you would actually make a new site
April 10th, 2020
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Wow, I can't believe YTMND is back. This is cool.
April 18th, 2020
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larping death cultist
April 11th, 2020
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You're a light in a dark time, my dude. Thanks for all the hard work!
April 13th, 2020
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Return of the king
April 14th, 2020
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YES!
April 15th, 2020
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Excellent work, Max! Only thing broken currently is the search doesn't bring up results from new YTMNDs created this year.
April 18th, 2020
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YTMND lives!
April 24th, 2020
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thanks for everything max! what a time to be alive huh
April 24th, 2020
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we need to get new users
April 24th, 2020
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April 24th, 2020
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My GD password isn’t working

Classic YTMNDers holla at me
May 13th, 2020
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What is this ?
May 16th, 2020
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Damn, glad to see this site is still up and kicking. I didn't realize I registered my account when I was 15 in 2005 lmao.

Any plans on opensourcing portions of the site to allow others to help you? Not the whole site like the video conversion portion but other small things others could help with
May 18th, 2020
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Thank you Max and whomever the fuck else. We needed this very much. You are all saints.
May 20th, 2020
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Whang sent me.
He said you needed help.
It's okay everyone. I'm from the Internet.
May 22nd, 2020
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The simulation is real. I'm okay with this.